A new initiative will take place this weekend called Kiwi Whakatane is focused on helping school kids to better themselves in their grades.

Run by the Whakatane Kiwi Trust, this concept will help support students throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty to be more aware of issues in relation to our environment.

A similar program is been used around the country that will give students more knowledge and a core base of studies about NZ native wildlife. 3pm this afternoon Te Poutoko Matauranga will launch in Whakatane and Karen Hanlen is looking forward to it.

Hei tenei rangi kei te whakarewa i te kaupapa Kiwi Whakatane e hangai ana ki nga tamariki kura o Te Waiariki Rawhiti. He kaupapa rauemi tenei i whakarite i nga tangata ohu kia whakaputa i te Whakatane Kiwi Trust tetahi rauemi whai matauranga ma nga tamariki kura huri noa i Aotearoa. Kei te kii nga tangata o Whakatane Kiwi Trust kei a tatau katoa o Aotearoa te kaitiakitanga ki te awhina i nga whai tua o nga manu , nga kararehe otira nga kiirehe o te taiao. Ka riro ma Karen Hanlen o Whakatane e aronga ana i tetahi kopae pakipumeke me tetahi pukapuka tohutohu e tuku ana ma nga tamariki hei whakaako. Hei tenei ahiahi – haurua i te toru haora ka whakarewaina te kaupapa nei ki te takiwa o Te Poutoko Matauranga i Whakatane. Hoi ano kei te pohiritia nga tangata katoa e hiahia ana ki te haere ki te whakanui i te kaupapa Kiwi Whakatane.